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  1. Stang Bladeworks

    New to CNC, looking for advice

    I have been making framelocks for a little while using a manual benchtop mill. This has been great to learn on and I don't regret starting that way. That being said I have quickly learned that it isn't overly efficient. So much of my time is eaten up with manual machining setups that I dont have...
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    Has anyone tried laser cutting

    To save some time and headache I have my parts waterjet cut. The waterjet is not accurate enough to spot holes on both sides of my scales so I only spot a few holes on either side and manually transfer the rest. It is also not accurate enough to cut my lockbars. Specifically the Kerf is too...
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    Slipjoint long pull question

    Hi Guys, I just got a mill and I have been looking for any excuse to use it. I decided to use a 1/16 end mill to mill long pulls in my slipjoints. Due to my process I need to mill this after hardening. I run my cpm154 at 62HRC so it is a bit of a challenge. I bought a carbide end mill on amazon...
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    Surface grinder questions

    I have been doing a bit of research about surface grinders and I quickly learned that the wheels should be balanced. I have watched several videos on the topic now and im left with some questions. My older machine does not have a tapered arbor and im not sure if it can be removed for use in a...
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    Help with stop pins

    I am in the process of designing my first framelock. I have modified my design a bit. And im in the process of choosing all the hardware and tooling. I want to have shouldered standoffs and a shouldered stop pin to help with lateral rigidity. I also plan to use a hinderer style stabilizer. All...
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    Anodizing question

    I am just getting into anodizing titanium and i am wondering if etching a scale with the detent already set can affect it. I assume ceramic is fine but what about steel? Is it affected by multi etch or the actual anodizing process and if so what do you use to mask it off? I have heard that...
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    Question for the mods

    Hi. I have been enjoying the forums this last year or so but lately i have been having some trouble. I posted a charity auction knife in an attempt to raise money for the stollery childrens hospital. I have been told on more than one forum now that that is not allowed. My question is: can i post...
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    Recent slipjoints

    Hi everyone, Here are some slipjoints i have recently completed. I would love some feedback. I have changed my pattern a bit since completing these. Now the inside of the handle is curved instead of straight. Kind of like a lannys clip. I have been fortunate enough to have found alot of great...
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    Knife for my Grandpa

    I made this knife for my Grandpa. He has helped me alot and I figured I would share it with you guys. As always I would love your feedback. The knife is made from 1084. Handles are purple camel bone and the sheath is made from 8 ounce veg tanned leather hand stitched.
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    Looking for opinions on my recent knives

    Hi I just completed 2 knives that i am pretty proud of. They are simple designs but they reflect the style of knives I make. I would love to get any feedback good or bad. I am brand new to this forum so if this is not the place to post i apologize. This one is 5/32 1084 with 0d green g10...
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    Hello Knifedogs

    Hi My name is Derek. I am a hobbyist knifemaker from Canada. I heard positive things about this forum from members of other forums so i figured i better check it out. I have been into knives for quite a while. I have been making (or attempting to make) knives for over a year now. I am hoping to...